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Sustainability Impact on Contractors

Updated: May 30, 2023

The US Department of Energy has determined that the Commercial and Industrial Sectors of the American Economy emits 47% of the Green House Gas Emissions.

The US Office of Sustainability was created in 2021 to coordinate US sustainability efforts across the Government and, as such, lists over 13 Statutes and Executive orders designed to reduce Green House Gas Emissions.

The US has committed to reducing Green House Gas emissions by 50% in 2030 and to be Carbon Neural by 2050. These policies will have a significant impact on what materials you can use and how you conduct your business.

The American Coatings Association has determined that 46 million gallons of Industrial Coatings were sold as maintenance coatings in the US in 2020. The vast majority of these coatings contained solvents or water as well as VOC’s, also known as Green House Gases.

A typical yearly maintenance program at a US Petrochemical Plant would utilize 4,580 gallons of solvent-borne industrial coatings. These coatings would produce an estimated 5.7 metric tons of Green House Gases.

ATPG’s solventless Industrial Coatings would not only eliminate Green House Gas Emissions and help facilities meet their sustainability commitments, they would lower coating costs on an average of 60% and eliminate the major causes of coating failures.

  • Surface tolerant and self-priming features allow single-coat application

  • Less coating losses due to overspray

  • No special VOC containment equipment is required

  • High-build characteristics reduce labor

  • Chemical and moisture resistant

  • No special spray or heating equipment needed

  • No coating volume losses due to solvent or water evaporation

ATPG not only has Solutions for Structures but Solutions for your Business!

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